Republic of Ireland-EURO 2012 FIXTURES

26 March 2010 11:19
Good Draw for Ireland The Republic of Ireland will start the 2012 Euro's away to Armenia on Friday, 3rd of September and will play Andorra at thenew Aviva Stadium for the first time on Tuesday 7th of September. The draw took place earlier today in Tel AvivGiuovanni Trapattoni said on"I am happy with this draw and the early fixtures represent good opportunities for us and it is always good to finish at home. On balance, these fixtures are better than those we had in the previous World Cup qualification campaign. I also think the squad will have benefitted from the significant steps forward made against top sides like Bulgaria, Montenegro, Italy, France and Brazil." They face some tough away trips in Russia, Slovakia, and Macedonia during th campaign. The last 2 fixtures see the Republic play Andorra away and Armenia at home which means we problably won't face our direct opponents at the end of the campaign.EURO 2012 UEFA Championship Rep of Ireland Group B FixturesFriday, September 3rd, 2010Armenia v Republic of IrelandTuesday, September 7th, 2010Republic of Ireland v AndorraFriday, October 8th, 2010 Republic of Ireland v RussiaTuesday, October 12th, 2010Slovakia v Republic of IrelandSaturday, March 26th, 2011Republic of Ireland v MacedoniaSaturday, June 4th, 2011Macedonia v Republic of IrelandFriday, September 2nd, 2011Republic of Ireland v SlovakiaTuesday, September 6th, 2011Russia v Republic of IrelandFriday, October 7th, 2011Andorra v Republic of IrelandTuesday, October 11th, 2011Republic of Ireland v Armenia